Eddie finds himself in the psychiatric ward after a failed suicide attempt. On the hospital roof, he meets Kate, a high spirited girl who challenges him to either just jump and end it all, or live life to its fullest.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2016
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2016-09-23
Release date (international):
2016-09-11
Production company:
Zarepta Film Production AS
Producer:
Niels Peter Hærem
Siv Aksnes

Director

  • Jade Hærem Aksnes

    Jade (b. 1987) is from Norway, and graduated in 2014 from the American Film Institute Conservatory with an MFA in Directing. Prior to this she completed her studies in Norway with a BA in Film and TV Production, specializing in Directing, and an MA in Film Analysis. Jade has written and directed several short films, amongst them her short Golden Thread which screened at 22 film festivals in Europe and the US, and won several awards including Best Narrative Short, Best Directing and Best Screenplay, and her short Englespill which screened at 11 international film festivals, won an Audience Choice Award, and was broadcast on Norwegian national television. Based on her film production, Jade was awarded the Artist Grant from Arts Council Norway, and she is currently working on developing her first feature film project.


    Complete filmography:


    2018: The Restrictor (Kontrolløren)

    2016: Pushing Night Away (Det lyse mørket)

    2014: Golden Thread (Den gylne tråden) 

    2009: Playing with Angels (Englespill)

    Jade Hærem Aksnes

Cast

Kate:
Dagny Backer Johnsen
Eddie:
Julian Hærem Aksnes
One of the boys:
Ingemar Gundersen
Nurse:
Lillian Mikkelsen
Bus Driver:
Trond Høstmark
Daniel:
Anton Styve
One of the boys:
Børge Smørdal Nilsen
One of the boys:
August Sætre Aasvær
One of the boys:
Petter Dyngeland

Awards

2016:
West Nordic International Film Festival
Best Short Film
2016:
24fps Short Film Festival
Best Screenplay
2017:
Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series
2nd Place Winner
2017:
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Best International Short Film
2017:
Catalina Film Festival
Best International Short Film

Festivals

2016:
Henley Film Festival
2016:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2016:
The Block Film & Art Festival
2016:
West Nordic International Film Festival
2016:
24fps Short Film Festival
2017:
Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series
2017:
Hollyshorts Film Festival
2017:
Open Place International Short Film Festival
2017:
Oldenburg International Film Festival
2017:
Catalina Film Festival
2017:
Heart Of Gold International Short Film Festival
2017:
Orlando Film Festival
2017:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2017:
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
2017:
Poznan International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!
2017:
San Jose International Short Film Festival
2018:
Yountville International Short Film Festival
2018:
Cleveland International Film Festival
2018:
Vail Film Festival
2018:
Sarasota Film Festival
2018:
In The Palace - International Short Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Jade Hærem Aksnes
Screenplay:
Jade Hærem Aksnes
Cinematographer:
Michael S. Smith
Editor:
Michael S. Smith
Other Music:
Ólafur Arnalds
Scott Morgan
Nils Frahm
ProductionDesigner:
Fredrik R. Sivertsen
Prop Master:
Geir M.V. Andersen
Costume Designer:
Christine Hagland Jacobsen
Makeup artist:
Christine Hagland Jacobsen
Sound Design:
Jade Hærem Aksnes
Sound engineer:
Gisle Tveito
Sound Recording:
Thomas Angell Endresen
VFX artist:
Andreas Næs
First assistant director:
René Bjerregaard
Casting:
Siv Aksnes
Jade Hærem Aksnes
Still photographer:
Poul Iversen

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:2,39
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
22'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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